The Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center has many options to meet the needs of caregivers of brain impaired adults and frail elderly. It’s mission is to improve the well-being of family caregivers, and provide support throughout the care-giving process.
In support of the Del Oro mission, since 2009, the Lincoln Hills Foundation has made grants to Del Oro to fund Respite Care for caregivers via family grants administered by Del Oro. These grants provide the caregiver with relief and rest from care-giving. A respite care grant can be used for someone coming into your home to care for your loved one; or taking your loved one to a facility for day care, and even a weekend away may be a possibility.
One beneficiary of a respite grant wrote: “Respite is like a breath of fresh air. It allows those of us who are caregivers to be able to stop for a second and see what we may need.”
Since the last quarter of 2017, the Foundation has operated an expanded, pilot program for caregivers of brain impaired family members living in Lincoln Hills. The enhanced program includes more respite time as well as counseling and legal/financial consultation. The program is also intended to serve as a model for future services to other categories of caregivers.